Re: [Jersey] Re: Hypermedia clarification

From: Robert Koberg <>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 09:50:29 -0800

On Feb 17, 2010, at 9:08 AM, Markus Karg wrote:

>>>>> So
>>>>> which of these clients will check for links in the "Link" header,
>>>> which is
>>>>> not standardized yet?
>>>> Only those that you program to do that.
>>> Ok, I am writing a generic REST client, just as a browser is one.
>> Would it be RESTful to GET a flickr photo (or any 3rd party resource)
>> for one of your domain's pages? How would you find it?
> Sorry, actually I do not understand the question. Can you elaborate on the
> use case you are targeting, and in what relation to my above problem of
> generic clients?

It is just, how would the browser know what to GET without knowing the URL to the specific resource. How would you even know to use flickr without knowing where flickr is?

I am confused by all this, but it seems if I hard code a link to an image from flickr, it is not RESTful??